Massage and Sports Massage Clinic at 121 Urban Hot Yoga
Massage is a natural therapy that has been used for over 5000 years and can help to relieve pain and improve your quality of life. Massage can be defined as the systematic and manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissue for therapeutic purposes promoting health and well-being, whether it be an aching back or just some well needed escape from the pressures of our busy lives, the benefits of regular massage are numerous.
Each of our massages are tailored to suit your individual requirements, whether it be a full body relaxation experience or a targeted deep tissue approach to assist with a specific issue our therapist is dedicated to providing you with the best techniques to suit your needs. Contact our therapist today to discuss your individual treatment.
About Sports Massage:
Sports massage therapy is the management, manipulation, correction and rehabilitation of soft tissues within the body, specifically the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Some of the strokes are the same as those used in classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).
Sports massage therapy has a firm place in the training and maintenance of any athlete or sports person with many professional links between sports therapy clinics and sporting events.
Sports massage therapy is not only suited to athletes or those who engage in regular sporting activity but can be beneficial to everyone as soft tissue imbalances, tension and pain can occur as the result of any activity which causes repetitive and strenuous physical strain or trauma against the tissue fibres. So whether you are an office worker hunched over a computer all day, a parent lifting and carrying their child or a manual working continuously kneeling and wielding their tools everyone can benefit from a sports massage.
Sports massage can work well in conjunction with other therapies in order to promote good muscular and mental health. This can be particularly useful when training for a big event where it is important that the athlete feels energised mentally as well as physically.
A sports massage can not only help treat any current tension and strains but can be used as a method for maintaining health and preventing future injuries.
Meet the therapist
- Jenny Mansfield
Is a fully qualified sports massage therapist with Level 3 VTCT Diplomas in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy as well as Anatomy and Physiology. Having always had a strong interest in personal health, fitness and rehabilitation when the opportunity arose to leave her desk job in the city and retrain as a sports massage therapist she jumped at the chance and can honestly say she hasn’t looked back since. The industry is constantly evolving with new techniques and approaches to address pain, stress and tension becoming available every day. Every day is a learning day and being able to assist others in improving their movement, reducing their pain or alleviating stress really does offer the best job satisfaction around.
Sports and deep tissue massage
- Pre-event massage
A shorter massage used to assist in warming up the muscles, increase blood flow to the body and promote good mental state ahead of an event.
- Intra-event massage
A short massage during an event such as a tri-athalon or half time at a sports match. Assists in the removal of waste products such as lactic acid and improves muscle recovery time / injury prevention
Revives athlete’s mental state.
- Post-event massage
A massage with reduced pressure following the completion of an event or match. Assists in the removal of excess fluids from muscle tissue such as lactic acid to aid recovery time. Assists in the relaxation of the athlete.
Post massage advice
After your massage it is common to experience the following symptoms, these should pass quickly after the massage ends. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
- Lightheaded / dizzy
- Slight cold like symptoms ( runny nose)
- Erythema (reddening of skin).
- Heightened emotions – some clients as part of the tension release process find that they become slightly tearful.
- Slight soreness in treatment area
- Increase in urination
After care advice
- Drink lots of water
- Avoid alcohol
- Do not complete any strenuous activity
- Lots of stretching
Dates and prices
- Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Saturday – Sunday 12 pm to 5:30 pm
- 30 mins for £25
- 45 mins for £30
- 60 mins for £35
- 90 min for £55
All appointments need to be booked at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all first treatments include a 10 minute consultation and assessment.
Please can you provide 24 hours notice for any amendments or cancellations. All cancelations will be charged 50% of the total treatment fee.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR ?
Just wear what ever you feel comfortable in. The only area exposed during the treatment will be the area being manipulated at that time. If you are having your legs treated you may want to wear some shorts for comfort.
PRESSURE, WILL IT HURT?
Everyone has different requirements when it comes to pressure. Whilst increased pressure is a useful tool when treating areas of tension, it should not be to the extent where it is painful. One of the the human body’s responses to pain is to tense and contract the muscles and working against a contracted muscle is counterproductive. During the treatment regular checks will be made with you in terms of the pressure and please do not hesitate to talk to me about any adjustments you would like made.
WHAT IF I FALL ASLEEP ?
This is your treatment so if you are relaxed enough to fall asleep then please do, and please do not worry about snoring, drooling or any other body response to relaxing or sleeping it’s all completely natural and the therapist will be very used to it.
WHERE TO FIND US?
121 Urban Hot Yoga: 27-29 Basement Studio, Scottish Mutual House, North Street, Hornchurch RM11 1RS
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
Do not hesitate to contact us with any other questions or queries.